Pros: The car was as offered, not excesible clean, but acceptable
Cons: We have to wait 45 minutes for the check in.
1 May 2017
Pros: No hassles, drama. Fast and streamlined pickup/dropoff procedure, attentive and well informed checkin clerk. Rate as advertised, permit to visit Chile (extra) added about 10 minutes to the pickup process. Better to book online, this locks in the rate, avoiding many of the local idiosyncrasies, such as playing with restricted mileage. My rate included unlimited mileage. The office I went to, does indeed accept credit cards.
Cons: Car was attacked by a mob of street dogs in Chile. In the future will yell loudly at them. They can be quite vicious and cause serious damage to the car, especially anything that can be pulled off. The spinning wheels seem to set them off. Car rental in Argentina is considerably more expensive than any other place I have been to, yet Bariloche is in fact one of the cheaper places to rent in Argentina, and is anywhere from 60/100% more expensive than Chile. By North American standards, rates, deductibles are extremely high, with a lot of questionable practises not up to international standard. It is gratifying to note that Hertz Argentina by and large keeps to international standards.